787 From Italy, joined Jan 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 806 times:
Has anyone ever notices that as a child you always wanted to be an adult, but once you become an adult, you want to be a child once again. Suddenly life change and instead of being at home playing with your games and toys, you all of the sudden have responsibilities to fullfil and a job to go to. Does, will life ever go back to the way that it once was, or is it over the way I remember it?
Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3488 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 693 times:
I totally understand what you mean, and I couldn't agree more. But i think that we go back to that stage where we were when we were younger, when we grow old and don't have to work anymore. Someone may even have to take care of us, so we won't have to worry about a thing...except maybe surviving thru the day. But that's still not the same - we won't be able to play around as we used to...
But then again - who says that we have to grow up? I'm 21 and I still feel like a kid sometimes. Sure, I have to pay my bills, go to work, and soon I'll even have to take care of my son/daughter (whatever it'll be) and so on. But I'll still be the same childish me, as I was before. And I don't want to change it.
By the way - when my kid arrives in november, it'll be more mature than I.
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5274 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 686 times:
I could not have said it better myself! You put tears in my eyes ! I miss being a child! Allthough I am only 14 now. I miss primary school and the innocense of playing childish games. Now it's exams, exams and more exams. Sometimes I fear that I cannot stand it anymore! Primary school was so nice and innocent! It is even worse for me. I moved country from primary school to secondary and lost all my best friends Well that's life I guess!
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
787 From Italy, joined Jan 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 665 times:
This has put a gleam of hope and inpiration back into my life. I want to thank both of you for responding to this, and for giving your ideas. I also wanted to say that I think your right, that one day we will be able to be the innocent and childish person that we used to be. But until then, I say that not growing is a mojor goal in my life.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 664 times:
WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE.... Everyone who's responded so far is 21 or under and you're all lamenting that life sucks now and you're old and blah blah blah...
1) You're all entering the BEST years of your life. Oh my god, 17-22 is AWESOME!! You're becoming an adult and having access to new things, exploring new things, developing your values, your whole future is ahead of you. YET YOU'RE STILL A KID SO YOU CAN F*CK UP ALL YOU WANT AND IT'S OK!!!!! You can still sponge off your parents, you can take chances, the college experience is fantastic (whether you study or not, it's such a learning experience both in and out of the classroom). CHERISH EVERY DAY RIGHT NOW!!! TRUST ME ON THIS. You'll look back and realize how much fun this period of your life was. You are caterpillars transforming into butterflies. Unfortunately.....
2) Your wings eventually get clipped, or torn or dirty. Your 20's go by so fast. I'll be 30 in July. It freaks me out to think how fast the last 10 years went by, because I'm scared the next 10 years will go just as fast and then (gulp) I'll be REALLY old. The thing I've learned myself and from others older than me is that each phase of your life brings excitement and new things and experiences with it. They're just not the same things that were exciting when you were 10 or 16 or 21. There are privileges that come with each phase. I'm excited about my 30's because my career will advance, I'll be more established, I won't be struggling as much financially, I can branch out and try new things, maybe start my own business, etc. But the cool thing is...
3) I'll always be a kid inside with a smartaleck, sophomoric sense of humor who likes to have a few drinks once in awhile and be silly. It's OK. In some ways we never grow up. But life's too short to be depressed and constantly look back. Look forward, be excited, and don't worry about getting older because there's absolutely nothing we can do about it, except live each day to the fullest.
787 From Italy, joined Jan 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 651 times:
Certainly I have no such desire to leach off of my parents for the rest of my life, and if it was up to me than I would not leach off of them now. I want to be a child so that I would be innocent, thoughless, and the complex ideas of asking why, and learning how to make a drill press work wouldn't be my area of interest. I was different, and less demanding. In fact I think that leaching off of your parents is the cheating way to get through life, and I favor leaving the house. But at that same time I would love to remain a child, and have fun for ever. I hate growing old, and I extremely hate growing up.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 647 times:
WHOA Chris, guess you took the humor a little too seriously. I certainly don't advocate 'leaching' off your parents. Hell, I wanted to leave home when I was 16, and did when I was 18. All I was saying is at this stage, (most people) still have the advantage of their parents to fall back on if necessary, while starting to make their own way. And believe me, a lot of parents love doing this. They love providing for their kids and hate to see them leave the nest.
But you seem to have missed the real point of my post. I know it can be hard, but don't hate growing old. Be happy about your age and the experience and opportunities it brings. If you go through the rest of your life hating getting old, you're going to have a miserable life dude.